The Importance of O-Rings

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An O-Ring is a mechanical gasket in the shape of doughnut-shaped ring. Designed to be seated in a groove and compressed during assembly between two or more parts, it is a loop of elastomer with a round cross-section which creates a seal at the interface. The purpose of the O-Ring is to block a pathway that fluid or air may escape through, as it is a sealing device. They are one of the most common seals utilized in machine design today.

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Metal Properties: Brass

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Quite often our customers will ask our team here at Bryan Hose & Gasket about the different types of metal, and what to look for when selecting grades, shapes and sizes. A metal is one of the basic elements in nature. Over three-quarters of the more known elements are metal. Metal is an ideal conductor of electricity and heat. Physically, metal is generally hard, heavy and tenacious. Brass, specifically, is a binary alloy composed of Copper and Zinc that has been produced for millennia and is valued for its workability, hardness, corrosion resistance and attractive appearance.

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